Arts of the Pacific Islands
early 20th century
1 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (3.2 x 15.9 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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Pigment Dish, early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 1 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (3.2 x 15.9 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 87.218.58. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.218.58.jpg)
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Oval, patinated wood cosmetic dish with band of low relief V's around exterior. Animal (crocodile?) head at one end and perforated form at the other.
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Low, patinated wooden oval dish with band of low relief of concentric V's (filled with dull encrustation) around exterior. Animal head, possibly a crocodile, at one end, and perforated form at other end.
Condition: Wood surface uneven and worn. Shallow abrasions underneath. Small amount of insect debris in back under perforated end. Underneath, written in white paint or ink, is "896" (or 968?).
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